Last night at support group we talked about where we are right now in our depression. As I did my collage and my writing I realized that depression has become familiar almost to the point of being comfortable. It takes hard work to change and to want to be better. While that thought was kind of sad it was also hopeful because it gave me a feeling that the depression is more of a choice right now. I know I will still have bad days and not always do things that will help me avoid depression but I can make choices that will help me be happier and have more joy.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
On Sunday Eric and I had the rare treat of being home together all afternoon. Normally Eric has to stay late to count tithing but because of Stake Conference we were both home by 12:45. Eric had the idea to go for a walk at a state park near our house and enjoy the leaves and the milder temperatures. It was hard for me to get out of the house but Eric who knows me so well knows that getting me out of the house is the best thing for me. We walked for about four miles which took us about an hour and half. I am glad we went because it felt good to get some excercise in and see the pretty fall leaves. It is so hard to make myself get up and get moving but when I do I feel so much better.
Monday, November 4, 2013
I am not of a fan of daylight saving. I miss the sun in the afternoons. The other reason I am not a fan is because more darkness means more depression. I ran across this article that mentions 10 ways to help beat the winter blues and liked the simplicity of it. Some are going to be really easy to follow (no drinking and sleep more- got it). Others will be harder. I just need to follow through with all of my plans and goals that I am really good about writing down.